Soundproofing Floor/Ceilings: Information from the National Research Council of Canada | Soundproofing with Dave

8.02.2006

Soundproofing Floor/Ceilings: Information from the National Research Council of Canada

The National Research Council of Canada has tested numerous floor and ceiling construction techniques to evaluate their STC and IIC ratings. There are a few main ways to make IIC values better:

* Mount ceiling drywall on resiliant channel (RC)
* Add insulation between the joists
* Add floor carpeting atop a pad
* Add a pad underneath a hardwood floor (float the floor)

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